Her pieces are deceptively strong and durable for a ceramic that appears to be so delicate and ultra-thin. The look and feel are simple and subtle — yet so exquisite. She throws the clay to its thinnest possible form and fires at 1300 C, then polishes the porous surface to the soft matte. This flower vase by Morioka has an intricate surface in the shades of black, silver and beige. The material and the shape of the vase create interesting acoustic effects when water is being poured in and out from the narrow neck of the vase.